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political debates in washington and around the country has been whether barack obama is a highly partisan democrat bent on lib ram agenda or a centrist searching for compromise. it's still early in his second term, but he's recently made moves that seem to answer the question. obama could easily choose a partisan strategy that would be politically effective. don't make deals with the republicans on immigration or entitlement reform and go into the 2014 congressional elections with those problems still alive. with no deal, democrats could campaign as the guardians of medicare and advocates of immigration reform, both electoral winners. that's why some democratic senators have begun to make demands well beyond what republicans can accept. but obama has chosen the second path. two weeks ago, as soon as a group of republican and democratic senators joined forces behind a unified approach to immigration reform, obama signaled his support for it. and this week in urging congress not to allow the so-called sequestration process to force spending cuts, the white house said that obama's budget pro
, policy, and theater. it's state of the union season in washington. today, president obama readies his state of the union message, a chance to lay out details of an aggressive second-term agenda. >> our economy grows when everybody is getting a fair shot and everybody getting a fair shake and everybody playing by the same rules. >> a prequel with republican senator rand paul of kentucky, the tea party response to the president. and then an independent voice in a partisan senate. >> the fifth amendment is pretty clear. no deprivation of life, liberty or property without due process of law. and we're depriving american citizens of their life when we target them with drone attacks. >> senator an gus king of maine and former bush and obama defense secretary robert gates with the case for drones and the future of u.s. troops in afghanistan. >> i strongly believe 3,000 is too little. and 30,000 is too many. >> then our political panel on the state of the union watching and the new chairman of the senate foreign relations committee. plus, the high price of a penny. i'm candy crowley. and this
giffords called on congress to enact tougher gun laws. >>> this weekend michelle obama attended the funeral for the 15-year-old chicago honor student who was gunned down just a week after performing at president obama's inauguration. here's more on the service. >> reporter: the first lady traveled here because she and the president were heartbroken to learn of the passing and wanted to offer condolences. she did not speak, but she did meet before the service with friends and classmates and had a private meeting with her family. the service was about 3 1/2 hours long and it included remarks from a long list of friends, classmates, teammates and family members. some of it quite emotional. let's listen to what her mother had to say. >> you don't know how hard this really is. and those of you that do know how hard this is, i'm sorry. i'm sorry. no mother, no father, should ever have to experience this. >> reporter: this service was also meant to be a celebration of her young life, this is a young woman excited to go to college one day, perhaps major in journalism or pharmacology. her parents sa
obama says he wants a big deal on budgets and debt. he won the battle for public opinion. he won a second term while congressional approval continues to be super low. is there something more he could be doing to end the small thinking about big problems that has become the norm in our nation's capital? >> he still wants the grand bargain he's been talking about for several years. this past week he came out and said we need another temporary fix. the term sequester is essentially a fancy word for the president and congress not doing their jobs. you laid it out pretty clearly. the president is late submitting his own budget. so he's part of the problem, too. but he does have the upper hand in the public opinion right now. but republicans are very wary. they think the president just wants more revenue and modest cuts, but he won't do the big structural things to medicare, to social security that are necessary for any part of grand bargain. we're in the game of chicken. another thing is happening, pollsters say every time we do this, consumer confidence starts to go down and consumer
to president obama for science, technology and innovation. right now she teaches communications law at the benjamin cardozo school of law here in new york city and is a fellow at the roosevelt institute. susan crawford, welcome. >> thank you so much. >> "captive audience?" who's the captive? >> us, all of us. what's happened is that these enormous telecommunications companies, comcast and time warner on the wired side, verizon and at&t on the wireless side, have divided up markets, put themselves in the position where they're subject to no competition and no oversight from any regulatory authority. and they're charging us a lot for internet access and giving us second class access. this is a lot like the electrification story from the beginning of the 20th century. initially electricity was viewed as a luxury. so when f.d.r. came in, 90% of farms didn't have electricity in america at the same time that kids in new york city were playing with electric toys. and f.d.r. understood how important it was for people all over america to have the dignity and self-respect and sort of cultural
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